Taught course

Gender Studies

University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent in a social sciences, humanities or related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary programme explores gender relations in the past, present and future, centring marginalised perspectives. This programme takes a transnational view, engaging with decoloniality to tackle some of the most pressing social issues of our modern lives.

The programme will give you a thorough intellectual grounding in feminist scholarship, including both the foundational and canonical texts to which contemporary feminist scholarship owes its legacy, alongside current debates and developments. The course is dedicated to privileging transnational, indigenous and marginalised feminist knowledge, disrupting the narrative of dominant Western perspectives that have frequently come to define feminist scholarship.

Supported by our Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, and drawing on teaching expertise from around the University, you’ll be able to explore approaches from across a range of academic disciplines. You’ll learn the principles of conducting research on gender and examine issues that both shape and are shaped by gender relations, such as family roles, reproductive technologies, citizenship, sexuality and culture.

Core modules in gender theory and research will lay these foundations, and you’ll build on them by choosing from a range of options on topics such as gendered embodiment, gender and media, racism, decoloniality and migration, and religion and sexuality. There has never been a more exciting time to study gender, and this programme will give you an insight into this vital and fascinating field.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Sociology and Social Policy